Resource Library

The REFINE Library is a collection of resources relating to food-supported interventions, including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, organizational documents, and general discussion pieces on key topics related to food aid products and interventions. These resources are tagged according to the subject matter they cover. If relevant to more than one category the document appears in both categories. New resources are added regularly according to search criteria and standards developed by REFINE.

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Sandeep Kaur, Vikas Kumar, Satish Kumar, Sheenam Suri, Jaspreet Kaur. "." Nutrition & Food Science (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Rebecca G Njuguna, James A Berkley, Julie Jemutai. "." Wellcome Open Research 5 , no. 62 (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Masako Horino, Lina Bahar, Ghada Al-Jadba, Rami Habash, Seita Akihiro, Keith P West Jr. "." Food and nutrition bulletin (2020) : 0379572120967819
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Jai K. Das, Rehana A. Salam, Marwah Saeed , Faheem Ali Kazmi, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta. "." Nutrients 12 , no. 1 (2020) : 116
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Jay J. H. Park, Ofir Harari , Ellie Siden, Louis Dron, Noor-E Zannat, Joel Singer, Richard T. Lester, Kristian Thorlund, Edward J. Mills . "." Gates Open Research 3 (2019) : 1660
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Emily Tam, Emily C. Keats , Fahad Rind , Jai K. Das, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta. "." Nutrients 12 , no. 2 (2020) : 289
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Jai K. Das, Rehana A. Salam, Marwah Saeed, Faheem Ali Kazmi and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta. "." Nutrients 12 , no. 1 (2020) : 116
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Debritu Nane, Anne Hatløy, Elazar Tadesse and Bernt Lindtjørn. "." BMC Public Health 19 , no. 1689 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Nirupama Shivakumar, Alan Anthony Jackson, Glenda Courtney-Martin, Rajavel Elango, Shibani Ghosh, Suzanne Hodgkinson, Maria Xipsiti, Warren T K Lee, Anura V Kurpad, and Daniel Tomé. "." The Journal of Nutrition (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Natasha Lelijveld, Alexandra Beedle, Arghanoon Farhikhtah, Eglal Elamin Elrayah, Jessica Bourdaire, and Nancy Aburto. "." Maternal and Child Nutrition 16 , no. 1 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Bindi Borg, Seema Mihrshahi, Arnaud Laillou, Sanne Sigh, Daream Sok, Remco Peters, Chhoun Chamnan, Jacques Berger, Sophonneary Prak, Nanna Roos, Mark Griffin and Frank T. Wieringa . "." BMC Public Health 19 , no. 1200 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Jef L Leroy, Deanna K Olney, and Marie T Ruel. "." Journal of Nutritional of Nutrition 149 , no. 12 (2019) : 2219-2227
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Jessica Heckert , Jef L. Leroy, Deanna K. Olney, Susan Richter, Elyse Iruhiriye, and Marie T. Ruel. "." Maternal and Child Nutrition 16 , no. 1 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Kristin Kohlmann, Meghan Callaghan-Gillespie, Julia M. Gauglitz, Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, Kwesi Saalia, Carly Edwards and Mark J. Manary. "." Global Health: Science and Practice 7 , no. 2 (2019) : 203-214
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Stobaugh , H. "BACKGROUND: Much debate exists about the utility of dairy ingredients in the supplementary foods used to treat childhood moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence regarding the effectiveness of dairy-containing supplements, particularly specially formulated foods containing whey permeate and whey protein concentrate, in treating children with MAM. METHODS: A summary of a conference presentation regarding an overview of current evidence behind the use of whey in supplementary foods, including results of a randomized double-blinded clinical effectiveness trial involving 2259 Malawian children treated for MAM using either a soy ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF) or a novel whey RUSF treatment. RESULTS: While the majority of the evidence base only suggests potential benefits of including whey in supplementary foods to treat MAM, a recent study specifically demonstrates that a whey RUSF produced superior recovery and growth outcomes in treating children with MAM when compared with a soy RUSF. CONCLUSIONS: The use of whey ingredients has been shown to improve outcomes in the treatment of MAM; however, further research is needed to identify the ideal amount and type of dairy protein required to produce the best outcomes for the lowest cost. ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 39 , no. 2 Supp (2018) : S30-S34
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Nina Schlossman. " BACKGROUND: This article synthesizes the results of 3 cluster randomized controlled trials of dairy-containing ready-to-use supplementary foods (RUSFs) to address malnutrition in primary schools, preschools and villages in Guinea-Bissau, one of the world's poorest countries. Together, these studies document widespread malnutrition across infants, young children, adolescents, and pregnant and lactating women and point to intervention options that were not previously presented. OBJECTIVE: To combine the evidence from the United States Department of Agriculture-funded pilot studies in Guinea-Bissau on the effects of dairy protein supplementation to gain a broader perspective on the role of dairy containing RUSFs in various age-groups, the importance of the mother-child dyad and family food dynamics for infant and child growth. Translate the results into action and the next generation of effective products. METHODS: A comparative analysis of data and synthesis of evidence from 3 published studies and ongoing research conducted by our team in Guinea-Bissau. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Higher dairy supplements have the potential to achieve broad benefits for malnutrition, especially in mothers and early childhood (first 1000 days and 36-59 months). Higher levels of dairy protein also can prevent moderate acute malnutrition in children younger than 2 years, independent of the family food dynamic. Community-level nutrition behavior change education should target older children and adolescents at the community level and through the preschool/school platform. ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 39 , no. 2 Supp (2018)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Das JK, Salam RA, Hadi YB, Sadiq Sheikh S, Bhutta AZ, Weise Prinzo Z, Bhutta ZA. "." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 5 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Schoonees A, Lombard MJ, Musekiwa A, Nel E, Volmink J. "." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , no. 5 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Kamna S. Balhara, David M. Silvestri, W. Tyler Winders, Anand Selvam, Sean M. Kivlehan, Torben K. Becker, Adam C. Levine . "." Tropical Medicine & International Health 22 , no. 12 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Cash transfer
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
André Briend, Peter Akomo, Paluku Bahwere, Saskia de Pee, Filippo Dibari, Michael H. Golden, Mark Manary, Kelsey Ryan. "." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 36 , no. 1 (2015) : S53-S58
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Composition
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
John Hoddinott. "." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1414 , no. 1 (2018)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Tom Scott-Smith. "." Social Studies of Science 48 , no. 1 (2018) : 3-24
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Luz Maria De-Regil, Maria Elena D Jefferds, Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas. "." The Cochrane Library (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Etienne Nel. "." Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care 21 , no. 3 (2018) : 195-199
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Callaghan, M., Oyama, M., Manary, M.. "Sufficient protein quality of food aid varies with the physiological status of recipients ." Journal of Nutrition 147 , no. 3 (2017) : 277-280
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Plant-source protein
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition